Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

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The weather is cooling down in Utica and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a lot of furnace repair calls from homeowners declaring that they smell something when they turn their furnace on for the first time. Most likely you haven’t been operating your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of concern and the smell will typically be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not go away after a while, please notify one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter could be obstructed. This can cause your blower motor to become overworked and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.

Your furnace is going to be an crucial part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will ensure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 586-731-0950 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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